I was just about to start this thread - good thing I checked first! Going to be a great day of soccer. Go USA, and go Sweden later on! Abby Wambach will not be stopped.
Surprisingly high amount of empy seats. I guess because it's a week day?
Also with the home side out, maybe the Germans are sad & staying home..
Hope Solo is amazing
As much fun and drama as that last game had i think i could settle for this being a boring old fashioined ass whooping. Lets go Ladies.
when you have to bail them out of two big ones in the same century. But you have to hand it to them on mayonnaise. Nice job Pierre.
Shouldnt france be wearing the white jerseys? It is after all the color of the flag they fly the most often.
Am I the only one that finds the "France is weak and will just surrender" jokes lame and childish?
They're one of our biggest allies and without them we'd all be British, yet whenever France is brought up we have to be so condescending about the WWs.
Yeah I'm right with you Tom. As someone who has a little French blood in me I bristle whenever someone says they are soft or cowards. You try living in between Germany and England and see how that works out for you.
I was studying abroad in England the past six months, and just so you know the British hate the French even more than us Americans do, so don't just blame Americans for stating that the French are weak and pansies. Pretty much every country hates France except the French.
I'm not blaming Americans so your post makes no sense to me. Thanks for the history lesson but I already knew the British don't like the French.
I replied to Tom not you, so I never said you were blaming Americans. Maybe if you didn't have that French blood in you then you might have noticed that.
You didn't reply to Tom. You replied to me.
No, you replied to Tom, and then I replied to Tom after you, hence my post being aligned with yours but under Tom's post. Maybe if you nicer in your first post I wouldn't have had to show you up twice and we could all have gotten along.
In the bottom right hand corner of every post there is a "reply" button. If you hit the reply button on one of my posts then you are replying to me.
Also, I was quoting one of my favorite old Miller High Life commercials. The French record in the last century speaks for itself.
don't just blame Americans for stating that the French are weak and pansies. Pretty much every country hates France except the French.
That's like saying that because MSU and OSU hate Michigan, everyone must hate Michigan. England and France are historic rivals, and the U.S., being a former English colony, has inherited some of their ancient prejudice. The rest of the British Isles - especially Scotland - are more favorable toward France and will root for them over England.
How ironic for you to make a point defending the French, being an American. Where are the French to defend themselves? Cowering from this thread, no doubt.
Ok, that's funny. Touche.
but thats why they are generally jokes, and seeing as we're competing against them i find it acceptable to make jokes at their expense during this time.
And on that note i want me some freedom fries.
The french fleet off Norfolk, VA was one of the big reasons that Cornwalis had to surrender to Washington to end the Revolutionary war.
So, they bailed us out too. They did it for their own reasons, but so did we during WWI and WWII.
Can watach online if you are at work off ESPN3 (if work allows it) or ATDHENET.tv
Enjoy the game
Lauren Cheney from a low cross from Heather Oreily in the 8th minute.
Beautiful run and set up! Good start, let's not waste the early goal like we did with Brazil...
That back heel touch up the sideline to spring the run was just perfect.
For your supplies and naval blockade at Yorktown against Cornwallis.
I really had no intentions of getting emotionally invested in this team but Saturday's game was just too awesome. I'm hooked now.
Anyone have a stream. espn3.com is not working.
This is the one I'm watching:
Others can be found here:
Or here (third link is the american feed):
Great start! I'm all for a big win, saving the dramatic flair for the finals on Sunday.
Oh, and just because every one of these threads apparently needs this type of response:
"Only losers watch soccer and women's sports suck"
France still pressing & creating chances, Hope will have to be sharp in this one. Their D, though, is seriously suspect.
sorry to be so snarky, but I can't really get behind the espn hype machine on this one
not a huge soccer fan...don't have much interest in womens soccer
of all the world sporting events this may interest me the least
rather watch tour de france
Isn't it rainy there
The crowd looked fine last time against Brazil so I assume it has to do with the inclement weather
Called it! Even coming from the guy with the goalie's name in his avatar.. We all know you're a Hope Solo fan.
Thanks for your opinion. Nobody cares.
I've never been a a soccer fan either but after watching the Brazil game(picked a good game to watch I guess) I'm all in
So we're 18 minutes in and Darke and Foudy are still talking about how "The US players enjoyed the win over Brazil, but now there's work to be done."
Misread your post. USA nearly scores there
French keeper not inspiring confidence with her challenges in the air.
Anyone else think Alex Morgan is the best looking one on the team?
I actually had this discussion with a buddy of mine. He agrees with you, I argued for Solo
Right on. I dig Hope plenty. That eyebrow piercing is hot.
Hope is Hot
Two thumbs up for Morgan! Though I can certainly understand all the love for Solo.
Every time I see Hope Solo I can't help but think of the chick on Dexter.
then dont open a thread that is intitled Women's World Cup
being an college keeper,
rainy days make for some sloppy goals... We should be firing from all distances.
Great stuff from Hope Solo there, France was in with a clear shot and she makes a great challenge. We're the better side, but France is getting pressure & Hope will need to be strong.
Ask Chet. He's an insider
Wow, that was a little close for comfort
i love goalposts
Brilliant build-up, Wambach just puts it across the mouth of goal. Arg!
just need to play out of the half
Halftime, USA leads 1-nil on the strength of an early goal. France has gotten their share of the pressure, but has mostly fired from outside & Hope Solo has been more than up to the task.
Hoke Solo is a beast
You think she's a beast now--you should see Hoke Solo when she's pointing.
thanks for the updates. what are the weather and field conditions? are the players slipping and sliding?
It's been drizzly, but it doesn't seem to be affecting the players too much.
Scary chance from France right off the bat - USA going to need to do better than that to protect the lead.
Convinced it's impossible to score on Hope Solo
I'm sorry for jinxing you Hope
Will you forgive me
France puts one in on a cross that no one was able to catch up to. 1-1, and the USA is really going to need to step up the play.
The guy scores a goal in his first game. Probably never going to top that unless he does it in a meaningful game.
I would embed it but the explanatory link on the MgoBoard Faq does not seem to be working for me.
Heather Mitts might be coming in for Kreiger? She will win the debate of Morgan vs Solo. Even if she is 33.
The good thing about this score is that you might see another epic USA goal late (or in ET) :)
That would ruin my ESPN Streak for the Cash.. I'm at 10, my highest ever!
You bet on France?
Gasps from the home crowd
Why would you pick France? US is number 1 in the world, coming off a HUGE emotional win with a ton of momentum. I would have thought US in this one was a no brainer...
The bet was US winning in regulation vs. France winning in regulation or a draw.
So I picked US to win in regulation, which was in doubt when France tied it up. But now it's looking good again!
Ah that makes much more sense, well picked sir.
22 France shots to USA's 6. This is bad. USA doesn't even look like they belong on the same field as France at times.
Of course, they score two goals while I was in the bathroom. I swear, every sports team I root for does better when I don't watch.
More seriously, if you miss two scores in SOCCER while on the can, you might need more fiber in your diet.....
Can someone explain why the French player heading the ball out of Solo's hand was not a card?
ABBY WAMBACH!!!!!!!!!!! GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL GOAL! Completely against the run of play, the best player in the world in the air buries another one!
Wambach headers are epic
WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Alex Morgan!
That's the dagger!
ALEX MORGAN! Game over, good night France, hello World Cup Final!!!!
That'll Do It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was hot.
still a hottie
Anyone else a bit disappointed she didn't pull a Brandi Chastain?
Hoped? nah? Cared? would not have minded at all.
In that rain and cold there's definitlley a bit of nippleitis going on im sure.
i <3 Alex Morgan
SWEEP THE LEG
Book it, we're in the Final! What a tremendous reversal of the run of play.
Tobin Heath in for Heather O'reily. A great sub to get some fresh legs on the flanks.
Alex Morgan gets a great through header from Wombach and shot is blocked.
2 minutes of stoppage time. 2 minutes 'til the Final!
Let's get ready for some Swedish revenge, perhaps? Sunday finals, here we come!
U-S-A! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!!
GO GO USA!!!
Alright, now let's go Sweden so I can have my dream final.
That would be a final that is easy on the eyes.
Congratulations to the ladies! Let's hope that they can finish this on Sunday!
Props to France. They showed a lot of quality play this tournament.
Yeah, that's a big part of what's gotten me so into this tournament. Unlike the 90s, when there were only 2, maybe 3 teams with a chance to win, there are now a solid handful. USA, Germany, and Brazil were the pre tourney favorites, but France showed that they were a legit contender, as have both Sweden and Japan. Really great to see the parity, and it makes the USA reaching the Final all the more impressive.
Like the announcers said, I think they are here to stay in terms of bieng a top nation in womens soccer.
France played very well, the US did an excellent job to hold on and then strike when they had the opportunity. Also Rapinoe is amazing.
Sweden/Japan underway. Sweden obviously with a substantial height advantage, but they can't get too enchanted with that fact unless they want to end up like Germany.
You are hot girl...
And Sweden up 1-nil almost as quickly as the USA went ahead.
Bad marking by Sweden on the cross. Can't let the shorter team beat you through the air like that.
2-1 Japan. I hate to say it, but it's a well-deserved goal.
Japan up 3-1!!
3-1. Surely over now.
Should be a good final, Japan beat 3 pretty good teams
Japan is playing the best soccer in the tournament. But I think the US will win - they can defend well enough and of course have Solo backing them up, and just need to capitalize on crosses and set pieces.
Replay of USA vs France at 6PM EDT on ESPN2.
Or you can watch the replay now or anytime you want in the next few days on ESPN3